Byron Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Byron Shire, comprising 15.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.2% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Byron Shire within each industry sector using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Business Register which itself is derived from the GST register held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses are included if they are registered with the ATO, with an ABN used within the previous two financial years. Businesses are split up between employing and non-employing businesses. Non-employing businesses may include sole traders and registered ABNs which are part of larger enterprises.

The distribution of businesses may reflect the industry structure of the area, or may differ significantly. For instance, the largest industry in an area may consist of one very large business, with a large number of employees, while a sector with a lower value added could have a lot of small and micro businesses.

The number of businesses in Byron Shire should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Value added datasets to see the relative size of industries, and with Employment locations data to see where business employment occurs within the area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Please note that data within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Counts of Australian Business is subject to perturbation for confidentiality reasons. The ABS randomises LGA business counts for industries or totals between 1 and 3. If no counts are recorded, zero will be shown. If 3 or more, the number will be shown. This perturbation means sub-totals may not add up to high-level totals.
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Registered businesses by industry
Byron Shire - total registered businesses20232022change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2022 to 2023
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3596.16.23766.56.2-17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services180.30.3160.30.3+2
Wholesale Trade2193.73.42283.93.4-9
Retail Trade5439.25.95699.85.9-26
Accommodation and Food Services3996.84.34157.24.3-16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1632.87.71642.87.7-1
Information Media and Telecommunications1392.41.11352.31.1+4
Financial and Insurance Services1642.85.41492.65.4+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5849.911.35519.511.3+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services85014.414.080814.014.0+42
Administrative and Support Services2674.54.62574.44.6+10
Public Administration and Safety50.10.350.10.30
Education and Training1362.31.71432.51.7-7
Health Care and Social Assistance4547.77.14357.57.1+19
Arts and Recreation Services1993.41.51973.41.5+2
Other Services2123.64.62013.54.6+11
Industry not classified120.20.1110.20.1+1
Total Businesses5,888100.0100.05,777100.0100.0+111

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits. Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

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